I will admit, I had my doubts about this book from the beginning. The Beginning Of After is about a girl who’s family dies in a car crash, which is one the most written about topic in YA fiction. So in fairness to the author, she had a lot to overcome. But the book just fell flat. The story that it told was not original at all, the love story was so slow-paced that I didn’t even want them to get together, and the main character (Laurel) was so one dimensional I always knew what she would do. I wouldn’t recommend this book.